Friday, May 27, 2011

Strawberry Preserves

strawberry preserves by neesypea
strawberry preserves, a photo by neesypea on Flickr.

Bought a half flat of strawberries today, from a local strawberry stand.

Made five pints and two 4 oz jars of low sugar preserves, yum yum!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fruit Salad Baby Buggy

Fruit Salad Baby Buggy by neesypea
Fruit Salad Baby Buggy, a photo by neesypea on Flickr.

Made this for my sister in-laws baby shower over the weekend. It came out so pretty, I just wanted to share!

Directions on how to make one are here.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vintage Camera Night Light

I have a small collection of vintage cameras, which I have lovingly displayed in a corner of my home. I had one camera in particular, a Brownie Hawkeye, that had seen it's better days, but saw saw that the broken flash could be re-purposed into something awesome!

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I had on hand a LCD "tea light" that I bought from the dollar store around Halloween time, and it was just the right size for this project. I armed myself with the latest and greatest tools (a butter knife, and two screw drivers). Then I was all set to turn this old camera and it's flash into some sah-weet mood lighting.

Sorry for the shoddy photos, I did this project on a whim, and took the pics as and afterthought!

Here's how it worked...

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Had to pry this baby open with the butter knife, it took some strength let me tell ya!
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This little piece was already part of the flash housing and fit the rubber part of the LCD light perfectly.
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After the light was in place I assembled all the pieces back together, it all fit like a dream!

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All done.
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The only downside of this piece is that you have to unscrew the back of the flash plate every time you want to turn on & off the light, but it all came together rather easily and I'm super pleased with the end result!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Freebie Friday : Homemade Pennant Bunting

I love the idea of hanging pennants/bunting, whether it be made from paper, recycled materials, or fabric. It adds such a touch of happy to any room. I had big plans to make both of my boys personalized bunting for each of their rooms, but never seem to have the time to sit at my sewing machine anymore. I do however have mad skills on the computer from time to time so, I thought why not make printable paper pennants!

My little Holden is turning three next week (sniff sniff) I thought these pennants would be a perfect little happy b-day surprise for his room...

printable pennant bunting

Since I love a good freebie and like to share with my readers, I'm offering you a free printout of these pennants. Download it & save it to your computer, add the font you wish then print onto cardstock (multiple times if you wish) use a hole punch at the corners, add some ribbon and attach to your wall!

This is for your personal use only, if you make some of this pennant bunting from this printout I would love to see it! So don't be afraid to let me know, link back here, or upload a pic to my Flickr Pool!

Enjoy :)

Free Pennant Bunting Digital PDF, Click the picture below...



xo

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Some of My Favorite Things...

Via Etsy, LOVE!


Monday, May 02, 2011

Faux Wood Floor Drop

Something you may not know about me, or maybe you can tell...I dabble in photography. I actually studied photography (a little bit) back in college, you know the REAL kind of photography re: film ,chemicals, and what not. I miss those days.

Anyway now that I have kids, digital photography is addicting! I stumbled across this awesome site a few weeks ago, Lemon Drop Stop, they make backdrops and floor drops for photographers. When I saw the faux wood floors, I just had to have one!

See, isn't it cool?



Now if photographing kids ain't your thang, here's a pic with one of my hobo bags for my Etsy shop...



So many possibilities I tell ya!

If you would like to win one of these awesome backdrops, head on over to the Laura Winslow Photography Blog. She is hosting an awesome giveaway that's making this photog mama drool! :D